Family Medicine - Health Care of the
The Health Care of the Elderly Residency
Program represents elective, supplementary training in care of the
elderly of 6 or 12 months duration, available after the two-year core
Family Medicine Residency. The McGill University program is one of the
oldest, has existed since 1990, and is fully accredited by the College
of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). To date, it has trained the
largest number of residents of all programs in Canada. Successful
graduates receive a Diploma in Health Care of the Elderly,
which indicates accreditation by the CFPC.
A conjoint program committee from Family
Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine oversees the content and
organization of the training program, to ensure complementarity with
geriatrics as learned during the Family Medicine Residency and the
Geriatric Medicine specialty training program.
Who should apply?
Family Medicine Residents who are
completing the first year of Family Medicine, or practicing family
physicians, who are interested in any or all of the following:
- a desire to improve their knowledge of
the special needs of the frail elderly as well as their clinical
skills in managing this population.
- may be acting as resource persons in
care of the elderly in the community, urban or rural.
- are interested in an academic career
in geriatric medicine.
- will take on leadership roles
including program development in setting such as Long Term Care,
Geriatric Assessment/Rehabilitation Units, Home Care.
Rotations / Sites
Clinical rotations provide training in
acute care geriatrics, rehabilitation medicine, Geriatric Day Hospital,
ambulatory care, community care through the SIPA project or CLSC,
long-term care, Memory Clinic and other specialized clinics for care of
the elderly. Elective rotations, opportunities for research as well as
opportunities to pursue training in an area of interest are available.
Sites include the Jewish General Hospital, St-Mary’s Hospital, Royal
Victoria Hospital, and Montreal General Hospital.
Requests for further information
should be sent to:
Dr. Miriam Abdelnour, Program
Health Care of the Elderly Residency Program
McGill Division of Geriatric Medicine
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote St. Catherine Road, E-0027
Montreal, QC H3T 1E2
Tel: 514-340-8222 x 4521